What is the limitation period for a plaintiff to claim after furnishing reasonably sufficient proof of loss for claim?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Treasures of the Nile Imports Ltd. v. Crawford Optical Technical Services, 2010 BCSC 932 (CanLII):

In considering the meaning of "after the furnishing of reasonably sufficient proof of a loss for claim" Clancy J. concluded, following the decision of Pitfield J. in Watterson v. Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, 2001 BCSC 1269, 99 B.C.L.R. (3d) 373 at para. 13, that the starting date for the running of the limitation period was the date upon which the insurer received a reasonable amount of information permitting it to carry out an assessment of liability in good faith. The limitation period did not commence running when the insurer accepted or rejected the claim. Clancy J. said:

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